SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, done-that attitude when stepping onto the sport's biggest stage.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received a new six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the franchise through the 2020 season.
NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. is getting a little defensive about its defense.
PARIS (AP) - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal says forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tendinitis in his left leg to go with a left leg muscle injury as the team prepares for its World Cup opener on June 16 against Germany.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Michael Morse and Juan Perez homered with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, rallying the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak of the season at four games.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker's left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.
DENVER (AP) - A young couple accused of killing the man's grandparents told police they planned the slayings so he could get his inheritance: a tiny house and $20,000, according to court documents released Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Jay Bruce hadn't driven in a run in more than a month. He finally got a notable RBI and kept Cincinnati's winning streak going.
The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.
CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year's race.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that despite a trio of sluggish performances the Americans had still survived unbeaten.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Francisco Rivera intercepted a pass and scored in the 83rd minute, and Club America rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose came home for the All-Star Game and made a rare on-field appearance in the place where he's still treated like a king.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cutting the length of Major League Baseball's regular-season schedule could be tied to reconfiguring the postseason.